Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.Job Title: DDG Head of Programme – NigeriaJob DescriptionDDG Head of Programme - NigeriaBACKGROUNDDanish Refugee Council (DRC) is an independent, non-profit organization (NGO), founded on the basis of humanitarian principles, and human rights based approach, to secure the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to promote long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement.Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.DRC/DDG has been present in Nigeria since July 2015, implementing emergency operations in order to respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in northeastern Nigeria. In 2016/17, DDG programming will focus on the following:Addressing the needs of youth at affected by displacement and at risk of criminality and radicalisationEnhancing community safety and conflict mediation capacities, and facilitating community-security provider dialogueReducing the risks associated with mines, explosive remnants of war (ERW) and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)THE JOBThe DDG Head of Programme will have the overall responsibility of the DDG portfolio in Nigeria, which will be a balance of both mine action and AVR activities.DDG is in the process of starting up its programming in Nigeria, the Head of Programme will play a key role in leading DDG’s strategic engagement in Nigeria, shaping and advising on DDG programming, and ensuring programme coherence, alignment with DDG’s global mandate and objectives, and quality delivery.The DDG Head of Programme will also lead the overall programme management of a two-year EU-funded stability and resilience programme to be implemented in Adamawa and Borno states.The DDG Head of Programme will be responsible for donor liaison and for liaison/representation with government authorities in the areas of implementation, as well as national level, in coordination with the Country Director, Safety Advisor, Head of Base (HoB) and Abuja Head of Office.The DDG Head of Programme has dual reporting lines, reporting to the DDG Regional Manager (based in Abidjan) and DRC/DDG’s Country Director for Nigeria. She/he works in close collaboration with DDG’s Global Specialist Leads on Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction, Heads of Base, DRC Head of Programme, technical managers/advisors and the DRC/DDG support staff, and is a member of the Nigeria Senior Management Team (SMT). DDG Head of Programme will directly supervise AVR Manager, Mine Action Manager as well as Risk Education ManagerTASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIESStrategic Programme development and managementOverall programme management responsibility for integrated DRC/DDG EU programme (livelihoods, community safety, youth engagement, mine/ERW risk education) ensuring timely and quality programme DeliveryPlan, implement and monitor activities in regard to DDG’s activities in Nigeria.Co-ordinate and work with relevant state-level government authorities, local government institutions, non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations and local communities in order to ensure the smooth execution of programme activities.Lead DDG programme implementation and developmentPromote the integration of DRC and DDG programming in NigeriaOversee the roll-out of DDG activities throughout DRC/DDG offices in northeastern Nigeria.Monitor and advise field staff in programme Delivery.Maintain working relationships with DDG’s other programmes in the wider West Africa/Sahel region to exchange experience and ideas.In association with DRC/DDG support staff, carry out budget monitoring on a regular basis, including compliance with minimum DRC/DDG and donor requirements and ensuring thatKeep the CD informed at all times of programmatic updates and potential fundraising / project ideas and initiatives.Team ManagementProvide strong leadership to the regional programme, with oversight and management of DDG expatriate staff (in particular the DDG Mine Action Manager and the DDG AVR Manager), M&E Manager (as it relates to DDG work) and national staff executing DDG programming in NigeriaProvide oversight to the work of DRC Livelihood Manager, where relevant within the framework of joint programmingEnsure the ongoing formal and informal appraisal/evaluation of staff performance, including follow up on Results Contracts and annual written appraisals of the DDG programme staffSecurityIn close collaboration with Safety Advisor, reporting to the DRC/DDG CD for Nigeria, ensure adherence to security procedures, ensuring a minimum of 91% MOSS compliance of all field locations, monitoring developments in the security situation, developing contingency plans etc.ReportingEnsure proper and timely financial and narrative donor reporting in compliance with internal and external reporting requirements including procurement.Regular reporting to DRC/DDG Regional Office and HQ as requiredFundraising and RepresentationIn coordination with the CD, act as representative for the DRC/DDG programme in Nigeria towards government authorities, donors, partners, UN agencies and international and local NGOs and various local co-ordination forums.In coordination with the DDG RM and CD, take lead on the process of securing funds for DDG’s activities. This includes any liaison and contact with the donor and national stakeholders.In consultation with the Country Director, liaison with relevant government authorities, donors, partners, UN agencies and international and local NGOs and various local co-ordination forums.Identifying new programming opportunities and writing concept notes and proposalsLiaising with donor representatives in the region and in Abuja as requiredAccountabilityGuided by the DRC Programme Handbook, Operations Handbook, AVR Framework and handbooks, and DDG Mine Action SOPs, the DDG Country Manager must continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives in the field as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of DRC/DDG’s activities.Ensure compliance with the guidelines, policies, procedures and values of DRC/DDG.

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